Moderna, Zillow, Qualcomm, Roku, Qorvo: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today


Stock futures are up, putting the S&P 500 on course to extend gains that followed the Federal Reserve’s move to scale back its bond purchases. Here’s what we’re watching before Thursday’s trading gets going:

  • Moderna shares plunged 12% after the vaccine maker lowered its outlook for full-year revenue. The company now expects product sales of $15 billion to $18 billion this year. Previously, it had said its advance purchase agreements could account for sales of $20 billion this year.
  • Qualcomm shares jumped 8% ahead of the open. The mobile-phone chip giant posted record quarterly sales and forecast further growth amid surging demand for 5G smartphones in the face of supply-chain constraints.
  • Zillow shares were up more than 3% premarket, clawing back a bit of losses that came earlier in the week after the company abandoned algorithmic house flipping. A prominent name had bought the dip: Cathie Wood’s flagship exchange-traded fund bought roughly $25 million worth of shares on Tuesday.
  • Roku sank 6.9%. The maker of TV streaming devices reported a slowdown in new active accounts for its services in the latest quarter and guided for lower-than-expected revenue for the holiday quarter.
  • ViacomCBS rose 1.8% in premarket trading Thursday, after the media and entertainment company reported third-quarter profit that matched expectations and revenue that beat.
  • Skillz shares dropped 7.9% premarket. The mobile-games platform reported a 70% increase in revenue during the third quarter over the year-ago period.
  • Allstate shares fell 3.3% premarket after the reported a 55% drop in net income.
  • Qorvo shares sank 9.2%. On Wednesday the chip maker gave a holiday revenue forecast that came in below expectations amid supply constraints in the semiconductor sector, and Wells Fargo cut its share-price target.
  • Hyatt Hotels was up 2.1% off hours. The hotel company said its revenue more than doubled for the third quarter, though lower than Wall Street estimates.
  • Take-Two Interactive added 0.9%. The Grand Theft Auto publisher reported quarterly sales growth despite the easing of social-distancing restrictions that greatly benefited it last year.
  • Etsy nudged down 0.7% after the e-commerce company’s quarterly results exceeded Wall Street expectations, but its fourth-quarter revenue guidance fell shy of analysts’ forecasts.
  • Earnings are due from Airbnb , Novavax ,   Square ,   Dropbox ,   Expedia ,   American Homes 4 Rent ,   GoPro ,   Hanesbrands and  Yelp  after the close.
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Write to James Willhite at james.willhite@wsj.com



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